Laughter, sarcasm, romance - that was not what I was expecting from the Postgraduate Creative Writing Event in which five writers read out their works of poetry or prose.
The vivid descriptions made it feel like we were transported into the minds of the writers. It was not just a talk - it was a journey.
All the pieces were different: personal experiences, monologues and romance. But they were all as effective as each other, whether they left the audience in tears from laughter or in amazement.
Hearing the work being read aloud gave the pieces more depth and allowed the audience to understand exactly what the writer intended - something which is hard to do when you read in your head.
Reviews and comment from the Demon Crew - creative writers at De Montfort University, Leicester.